Marjorie Lois Gallear

1924 ~ 2022 (age 97)

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Obituary of Marjorie Lois Gallear


Marjorie Lois Gallear, 97, of Millsboro, DE and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA passed away gently in the care of Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Millsboro.  She was born on July 6, 1924 in Pittsburgh to the late Fred and Mabel Bendel Breitweiser.  As a young woman she worked with her father in his newspaper delivery business on the Southside of Pittsburgh.  Marjorie married George C. Gallear upon his return from the war, and together they raised two children. They lived in Pittsburgh, PA, Evansville, IN and Spotswood, NJ. Marjorie later moved to Millsboro DE to be near her children.


She enjoyed listening to music and watching old Westerns, especially her favorite TV show, Gunsmoke. But her whole world revolved around her grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her two sisters: Emma Bartholomew, Mabel Hann and two brothers: John and Richard Breitweiser. Her beloved husband, George, passed in 1992. She is survived by her children: Suzanne Gary, of Lewes, DE and Dale Gallear and his wife Sharon of Millsboro, DE.


Her grandchildren, who were precious to her are: Amanda Gallear, Krystina Gallear, Elizabeth Dolan and Lisa Chewning.  Marjorie also had five great-grandchildren whom she adored: Mackensie, Oliver, and Miles Chewning; and Harrison and Nathaniel Dolan.


A memorial service and Celebration of Her Life will be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.



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